Wolves at the Gate (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Volume 3)
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Vampires that, at will, can transform into wolves, panthers, insects, or fog invade the Slayer base of operations in northern Scotland, and not only walk away unscathed, but in possession of Buffy's scythe, the symbol of Slayer power worldwide. Buffy and the Slayer-legion travel to Tokyo in order to learn more about their dangerous new foes, as Xander journeys to Transylvania to solicit the only person they've ever known to possess such power - Dracula!

Customer Reviews:

  • I liked it. Keep them coming.
    Wolves at the Gate meets the standards set by Joss Whedon and the show. The one that sticks out most to me is Joss' habit of giving his characters love after a long dry spell and then suddenly and tragically taking it away.

    However, I found Buffy's whole lesbian experience to be silly and completely out of her character. Unfortunately, this is something that Joss never really gets right for whatever reason. Overall, I think the story is interesting and I enjoyed seeing Dracula again....more info
  • Best in Buffy Season 8 So Far!!!
    OK, so I'm a fanboy, but seriously this is the reason why its worth investing in the first two volumes of this series. Whedon really starts packing in the emotional punches here and how can you not love the return of Dracula in such a spectacularly cool way? Take the time to read this series and you will have fun, I promise. Now if only they could make that Buffy movie a reality......more info
  • Nice Product
    This third installation in Joss Whedon's Season 8 of his highly influential [cult] classic, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, has more silly humor, shocking character development, and painful tragedy than the first two volumes. Before [writer] Drew Goddard's main story--which sees Buffy's Scotland squad in Tokyo--begins, Joss Whedon pens an important stand alone issue in which Buffy finally comes face to face with her new nemesis. Georges Jeanty's art is as compelling as always, and though [series cover artist] Jo Chen took a brief sabbatical for these issues, her paints were masterfully taken up by Jon Foster.

    The book itself is of the fine quality that I've come to expect from [publisher] Dark Horse. If you've never given Buffy a shot before, this may not be the best volume to start with. Chances are though that if you're purchasing this, you've already come to appreciate BtVS for its carefully plotted plots, its authentically developed characters, its whip-smart nerdy humor, and its positive feminist message of service against the forces of evil....more info
  • The Peak of Buffy Goodness
    I thought this series took some time to get started, much like a TV show. But this volume is just great! It starts with a very good story by Joss Wheadon and passed the scythe to Drew Goddard for the rest of the books. Mr. Goddard really knows Buffy and he certainly know how to tell a good story. Most TV comics seem to just tread water, afraid to shake up the status quo. Without any spoilers here, big stuff happens BIG.
    The art is very nice and the story exciting, sweet, funny and scary. Buffy is really back!...more info
  • BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 8, VOLUME 3: WOLVES AT THE GATE BY JOSS WHEDON, ET. AL
    The latest collected volume of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 features a single issue scripted by Joss Whedon, as Buffy comes to a startling realization with her personal life that mixes with her job as the lead slayer over all the Chosen. The development continues in the Wolves at the Gate series as an attack is made on the Chosen base in Scotland by a horde of vampires that can turn into wolves, fog, and even a swarm of bees. Enlisting the help of a very old and forgotten friend who is a natural wealth of information on the events at hand, Buffy travels to Japan with her powerful army to find out who or what is behind the group of Goth Japanese vampires who have these incredible powers.

    Wolves at the Gate continues Buffy's adventures in classic fashion, with all the main characters, leaving the reader impatiently waiting for the next collection, as well as to some possible answers to why Buffy is doing what she is doing, and what's behind it all. Clearly the writers have a master plan building that will hopefully see more light in the next trade coming in May.

    Find more reviews, as well as a selection of my writing, and a link to the book review podcast BookBanter at [...]....more info
  • The Eighth Season Finale
    In one word, excellent. This is the last in a three volume series of what would have been the eighth season of the Buffy The Vampire Slayer series. The drawings are fine (some excellent in fact), but its the story that I'm most interested in. The writing and the humor is faithful to what the TV series was. I recommend all fans of the Buffy universe to get all three volumes in order to have the whole story. And yes, Volume 3 has a cool ending. Personally, I think that there is enough interest within the BTVS fan base, for Joss to make a profitable movie. If not a story with Buffy herself, one with another Vampire Slayer. Anybody else besides me interested in a Faith The Vampire Slayer movie? Of course, all original actors and actresses are a must to make it work....more info
  • Wolves at the gate - review - Buffy season 8-no spoilers
    Great stuff. Don't think Andrew is gay, personally, but its kept ambiguous

    Ok - lot of ground to cover here. A little controversy here, but to the point - Xander meets an old friend, the Scoobies do some travelling and lot of fun all the way

    This is where the series gets going. With Fray coming up after the conclusion to this particular storyline (issues 15-19 to be particular), and Faith returning in issue 23, this is really firing on all cylinders

    Its getting really good. Definitely a "can't miss" comic, though of late the comics have been running a little late

    It would be nice if the series had another musical moment (a la Once More With Feeling) but absolutely wonderful. Buffy series 8 is absolutely superb. Unlike the Angel Season 6 (Angel: After the fall - mediocre)
    this is a really great series

    One of the best comics I have ever read. Up there with Elfquest in my book. Absolutely delightful

    Starting to really get good, and you can read all your comics in one place. And after this FRAY? What more can you want??!...more info
  • Buffy Graphic Novel S8 B3
    I love Buffy, and this series of graphic novels is a perfect continuation of the buffyverse. The storylines are consistently excellent, witty and verbose, and the delivery of my order was on time and well monitored. At all times I knew where and when it was arriving. Superb....more info
  • Continuing a great story
    Wolves at the Gate is, so far, my favorite of the season 8 comics. It continues the season 8 arc cleverly, but still buffy-verse believable.
    If you like the show or the other comics then I think you will like Wolves at the Gate....more info
  • More Vampires at the Gate
    This book brought back Dracula which was great. I'm not sure about the new love interest for Buffy. It seems that the men writing this may just be living out they're own fantasies. ...more info
  • yet not Whedon
    It' amusing, clever, sharp, and it has a bite... as the rest of the serie, it's still has that spark tht got my eye from the very first season. Though this book isn't written by Whedon, it stll has the main personality of the serie. A nice chapter for the 8th season. (watch out! spoiler!> I can't stand the Mecha-Dawn... they could just skip that part...)...more info
  • Excellent
    I received my book in only a couple days in excellent condition, as described ... I would definitely order from this seller again in the future!...more info
  • Returns and Revelations
    Volume 3 of season eight "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" follows the general pattern of the television show. We see old characters return, new challenges arise, and our main characters are forced to confront these in personal and powerful ways. I don't want to go into detail to spoil it, but let's say there are highs and lows in this set of episodes. So far, I've been very pleased by the comic book season though I must confess that I would have preferred it on screen....more info
  • More like the television series than the first two
    A group of Japanese vampires steal the scythe that was used by Willow to turn all the potentials into slayers. Buffy and the gang, with the help of Dracula, travel to Japan to bring back the enchanted weapon and keep the vampires from reversing the spell.

    This installment felt more like the television series than the two previous books. There was more of the mixture of humor and pathos that made the show so great. Xander really stands out in this story arch with his relationship with Dracula and Renee. Andrew shows up for some very funny nerdy scenes. I don't know what to think of Buffy and Satsu's storyline. It's kind of confusing and I don't know where the writers are going with it.
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  • How Buffy got her groove back
    While the previous two volumes of Season Eight have been good, it's with Wolves at the Gate that the series finally hits its stride. No longer full of exposition about what's been going on between the end of the show and the beginning of the comic book continuation, we're finally in a phase of full-on showing the new stuff.

    The new arc features the return of Dracula (it's not much of a spoiler: he's on the cover), and nicely follows up on his previous appearance on the show, and presents a new threat directly spinning out of Buffy's final decisions during season seven. In other words, this is Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Vampires Strike Back.

    There's a somewhat odd bit of character development for Buffy. It's well-handled, but seems a bit implausible, but Buffy was always a bit reckless with her heart (and associated body parts).

    The supporting cast also were very true to form, including several laugh out loud moments featuring Andrew, the villain-turned-hostage-turned-nerdy-sidekick. And Xander's luck in love continues as it always has.

    Even if you were lukewarm about the previous volumes in this series, Wolves at the Gate is worth picking up for every Buffy fan and makes me optimistic about what's to come....more info